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Should Pregnant Women Get the Green Light to Drink Green Tea?

By Lori Wolfe, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby North Texas Did you know that the month of March is green tea month? Green tea has been said to have many health benefits, including: preventing memory loss, promoting bone health, decreasing risk of cancer, increasing dental health, reducing the chance of getting type 2 diabetes, and […]

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New Year, New Job: Working Safely while Pregnant or Breastfeeding

By Ginger Nichols, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Connecticut The New Year often brings thoughts of finding a new job. Even those happy in their current occupations often use the New Year to jump start career advancements. If you are thinking about a pregnancy, or you are already pregnant or breastfeeding, chances are you […]

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“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy

By MotherToBaby’s Kirstie Perrotta, MPH, Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, Robert Felix and Susan Sherman of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) Zika Task Force “It’s 2018! I didn’t even know you could get syphilis nowadays!” Yes, I mentioned the stats about syphilis and other infections that can affect pregnancy to the caller who had contacted […]

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Special Birth Defects Prevention Month Blog! The Flu: Why Prevention is Key during Pregnancy

By MotherToBaby, a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) Why should pregnant women care about influenza? Isn’t Zika a bigger deal? The second you get pregnant, the advice starts coming in from everyone. No eating unpasteurized cheese (Listeria!), don’t change the cat litter (Toxoplasmosis!), and definitely don’t travel to South America (Zika!). […]

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Eating Fish during Pregnancy: What’s the Current Hook, Line, and Sinker?

By Ginger Nichols, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Connecticut I was pregnant in 2004 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released guidelines on limiting fish consumption in pregnancy because of methylmercury. That pregnancy was definitely the most amazing time of my life; however, it was also […]

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